The new rates increase will be below inflation levels.
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I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
Daffodils usually signify the changing of seasons and a symbol of new beginnings. Some people have spotted daffodils blooming a lot earlier this year. Is your garden full of them? Have you seen any in your area?
An Australian man, who has a job lined up in New Zealand, and plans to buy a house with his Kiwi partner had his application to enter the country declined. One woman even went to Japan to get her husband after Immigration New Zealand rejected his applications. She was finally successful. What are your thoughts on this?